Wine Leon Beyer, Riesling Vendanges Tardives, Alsace AOC, 1988
Straw yellow with golden reflections.
Taste wine - refined, silky, deep, elegant, smooth, with hints of marmalade, grapefruit and lemon, long aftertaste.
Complex aroma of wine is filled with notes of grapefruit, smoke, pineapple, lemon, quince.
The wine is excellent in itself, goes well with dishes of exotic cuisine.
Riesling "Vendanges Tardives" from the company Leon Beyer is made from grapes grown in vineyards Grand Cru Pfersigberg, which means "Peach Mountain". This wine is distinguished by the presence of so-called sludge ("tartricheskaya acid"), which is present in the wines of the northern regions: Alsace, Champagne and some regions of Austria. In taste Riesling Vandazh Tarde felt tones of grapefruit, jam and truffles. Aged wine in old oak barrels.
Beyer Family produces wines from 1580, the region Eguisheim - the cradle of the Alsatian wine when Emile Beyer founded the "House of Alsace wines" (Maison de Vin d'Alsace), later renamed "Leon Beyer" (Leon Beyer). Today the company operates a representative of the 13th generation of the family - Mark Beyer. Beyer company pays great attention to product quality. In the production of wines using grapes grown on their own sites, as well as grapes purchased from neighboring farms.
The range of wines Leon Beyer offers the diversity of Alsatian wines: it presents traditional Alsatian varieties, ranging from Pinot Blanc and Sylvaner to the prestigious Riesling, Gewurztraminer and Pinot Gris. Juicy sweet dessert or elegant dry wines - is the result of a skilful combination of modern production technologies and proven wine traditions. Hugh Johnson - famous English wine critic - speak positively of wines Leon Beyer: "Most wine company - courageous, powerful, compact, solid and dry and, I think, perfectly embodying traditional Alsatian style."
Leon Beyer wines - a perfect example of "gastronomic" wines. About 75% of the company's high-quality fine wines are exported. Leon Beyer wines can be found in the wine lists of the best restaurants in the world and the finest tables. In "The World Wine Encyclopedia Sotheby" (Sotheby's World Wine Encyclopedia) says: "Great house Leon Beyer is known for its very dry wines made not to win a medal, but in order to perfect accompaniment to your meal."